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Baby Ivy

August 19, 2017

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This effort is from an old photo of my aunt.  I revered her during her life time and was happy that I found this photo as I’m still binging on pics of children…learning lots but as you can see I have so much more to learn about painting in general! These things take time and […]

Little Ivy

August 7, 2017

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...keeping in mind no one smiled in photos until after WWII...

Final stab at this one…onward ho!

August 6, 2017

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Well this is the final one, sheesh…so funny how each one changes a bit or even a lot! Not sure what I was trying to prove. Thinking that it’s a lot like the time I tried to make bread for the first time…how many loaves hit the bottom of the waste can with an heavy […]

Painting – the struggle continues

July 30, 2017

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I found this wonderful photo of my mom and her two sisters on their farm near Edmonton Alberta in the winter. As you can see here, try as I might, I struggled terribly with her face where it seemed natural for me to begin. This first one shows that I couldn’t paint the sad little […]

Fear – It’s only paper thin.

July 29, 2015

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Fear – it’s only paper thin. If you have been following my post…you will know I have been having a rough time painting lately.  This one I just completed and it depicts facing my fear…the paper with the “failed” painting on it and how I need to come out from behind the fear of my […]

Star Power

June 29, 2015

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Star Power This little painting was inspired by a photo of Greta Garbo in her early days…she smoldered.  I couldn’t resist painting her. 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas click on image to enlarge